Create a Great Website with Bazzoo

How To Create A Great Website

It is highly likely that a first time customer will discover your business via your website. As such they will form their first impressions based on its look and feel, it is therefore essential that it does not look amateurish, DIY or outdated. Equally, you may not want your website to appear too long winded or encyclopedic. It’s a balance of enough content to keep visitors interested whilst at the same time, keeping it well structured and on brand.

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As web designers, experience has demonstrated that websites should be intuitive, well structured and easy to navigate with enough interesting content for visitors to explore and ideally engage with you.

Your brand representation, colourways, tone of voice and content are all key to building  rapport, credability and trust with potential clients.

The use of relevant professional photographs, illustrations and well written and succinct paragraphs are all helpful to the visitor. Online shoppers for instance, do not want paragraphs of verbose copy, and as the adage goes, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words‘. We therefore recommend more images and fewer words.

We generally create bespoke designs, so as to avoid websites looking too samey, you don’t want to mimic your competitor, but you can take inspiration from other sites you like.

Having a Content Management System (CMS), where you can easily edit text and images is highly recommended and WordPress is a very good piece of open source architecture around which to design a website, as it comes with an integrated CMS system.

It is essential to build a website that is responsive so that it is optimised to work fluidly on mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. They enable easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning and scrolling.

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Over 50% of people now view websites from mobile devices, with much higher figures for online shopping.

In addition, websites that are responsive are generally ranked higher by Google than unresponsive websites.

Video is becoming increasingly important in terms of content. Faster internet connection speeds and Superfast Broadband have really helped increase the need for online video.  YouTube is also the second most popular search engine after Google. Furthermore it is predicted that 90% of internet traffic will involve video. We therefore recommend the inclusion of good quality video, which as with photographs, enables visitors to get a better impression of your business and providing a more rounded aesthetic, which brings your story and brand to life.

Providing free information, helpful tips or guides can also be very helpful in driving traffic to your website. It also positions you as an expert in your field. One technique is to require visitors to register in order to get more information. You can also encourage visitors to sign up to a newsletter.

For more information or a free appraisal of your website please contact at or call 01636 821407

New Jackson Design Associates Website by Bazzoo

New Website For Jackson Design Associates – Architects

Jackson Design Associates, Nottinghamshire have commissioned award winning web and interactive developers Bazzoo, to design and build a new responsive website.

The responsive website features many of the projects designed by JDA including: Bannatyne Health Spa, Kynren Night Show, Eden Futures, Woburn Forest Holiday Village, Tree houses, Clumber Park Holiday Lodges and many more.

Designed for seamless loading on mobile devices, tablets,  laptops and desktop computers the website is image rich and allows visitors to intuitively navigate individual projects and pages.Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 13.36.20

There are profiles on the key team members using stunning black and white photography.

The website has been optimised for search engines.

To compliment the website, email signatures have been created which follow the branding.

Museum Graphics A Speciality

Bazzoo continue to develop their speciality in the exhibition and display division targeting museums, trade shows, consumer events and tourist attractions.  The full range of services are offered including,  design, print, build and installation.  Recent projects include  the National Civil War Centre Newark, design and installation of graphics for the Wolfson Library and full design, print and installation of ‘Battle-Scarred’ a medical exhibition held at Newark Museum.

We have also designed and installed an Interpretation Centre for a historic cemetery which attracts thousands of visitors each year. A restored chapel houses the interpretation centre is divided into four areas – history, notable residents, flora and fauna and Polish war graves.


Further major displays have been created for One of One Ltd, at the Top Marques Show, Monaco and for clients at the Queens Jubilee Exhibition at Buckingham Palace, London.

Other major venues include Earls Court, Olympia, and the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham.

In the Agricultural arena we have build  stands  at Cerals and LAMMA ( two of the largest Agriculture shows in the UK).

Bazzoo also are leading partners for  the aclaimed Sculpture at Doddington Hall, a bi-annual event showcasing sculptors and sculptures from across the UK.  Past Sculpture exhibitions venues have included Cougton Court, Marks Hall & Gardens, Sculpture in the Sanctuary and Greyfriars.

In addition, Bazzoo build sets for Product Launches and Elections including the 2014 By-Election in Newark.

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A full turnkey service is offered which includes, design, print, construction, installation and project management.


Bazzoo Wins NBC Tender To Build New Responsive Website

Bazzoo are delighted to have won the tender to build a new website for Newark Business Club. With over 1000 members, Newark Business Club (NBC) are one of the leading business organisations in the East Midlands.

In a rigorous selection process, a shortlist of four companies was drawn up, with the contract  let to Bazzoo, web and interactive developers based in Newark-on-Trent.

The new build will comprise a responsive website that will have a members directory where businesses will be able to search for services as required. In addition, details of meeting dates, sponsor details and events will be included.

There will be a members log-in area where business details can be entered, logos added along with key business descriptors. A major enhancement is that businesses will be able to enter more than one category.

Bazzoo have built many membership websites including those for Homeopathy Action Trust,  Energy Association, Sculpture Events and Visit-Newark.

In addition to winning the NBC contract, Bazzoo also builds mobile applications. The most recent is a shopping app developed for Totally Locally Newark, which is available from the App Store and Google Play.


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The app enables independent shops to compete with on-line shops on an equal footing.

To find out more about Bazzoo web projects.

Sculpture at Doddington Hall Website Launches

Sculpture at Doddington Hall Website Launches

Bazzoo are pleased to be working with David Waghorne on Sculpture at Doddington Hall and Gardens near Lincoln. The sculpture event returns for the third time having become a popular fixture on the East Midlands Sculpture Circuit. Bazzoo have designed and built a new website for the event here:

The dedicated website previews some of the artwork and installations that will be taking centre stage at the sculptural extravaganza. Sculpture at Doddington Hall runs from July 30th – September 11th 2016 and includes over 450 pieces from more than 74 national and international sculptors.

There is key information on visiting the exhibition including a full exhibition list and gallery on the website.

Sponsorship has been key to supporting the event, with Brewin and Dolphin being the lead sponsor, and other supporters being as follows: Langleys Solicitors, Roythornes Solicitors, Streets Chartered Accountants, Brown and Co Consultants, Listers Mercedes, Savills Estate Agents, MKM Building Supplies, Keyline Builders Merchants, Lincoln University and Howdens Joinery.

In addition to the website, Bazzoo are busy working on the exhibition catalogue and promotional materials, such as the videos filmed and produced by Bazzoo which showcase previous exhibitions from 2012 and 2014.